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Marco Antonio Rubio

    Marco Rubio is a Republican U.S. senator elected in 2010 to represent Florida. He defeated Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, an independent candidate, and U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, a Democratic candidate, in an unusual three-way Senate race. Rubio previously served in the Florida House of Representatives, including two years as House Speaker.

    Marco Rubio was born in Miami on May 28, 1971, his parents both Cuban exiles. He graduated from the University of Florida and the University of Miami Law School. He and his wife, Jeanette Dousdebes-Rubio, live in West Miami with their four children.

    1. Rubio outlines sweeping tax reform proposal with Utah Sen. Mike Lee

      State Roundup

      Sen. Marco Rubio, the Florida Republican nearing a run for president, outlined Wednesday a sweeping tax plan that would reduce the corporate tax rate to 25 percent, and streamline individual tax rates to 15 percent and 35 percent.

    2. Rubio, Lee team up on sweeping tax proposal


      Sens. Marco Rubio and Mike Lee will introduce Wednesday morning a proposal that reduces seven tax brackets to two: 15 percent and 35 percent.

    3. Erick Erickson: 'Jeb Bush is in this to win this and he just might'


      Jeb Bush didn't just bus in troops to counter detractors at CPAC. He also met privately with some leading conservatives, including Erick Erickson of Red State. And Erickson came away impressed.

    4. Rubio's team wants to raise $50 million by next year's Iowa caucuses


      Sen.  Marco Rubio talks with The Associated Press and says he's close to annoucing his decision on a 2016 presidential run. It's been increasingly clear which direction he's going, but details make it even more certain. April could be a big month for him.

    5. What Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush are up to this week


      Sen. Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush will spend another week on the unofficial presidential primary campaign trail. Here's a rundown for the week of March 2.

      Bush will be in Las Vegas today and visit the Mountain Shadows Community Center to “meet with local residents and discuss the need to …

    6. Jeb Bush faces the heat at CPAC and stands ground

      State Roundup

      OXON Hill, Md. — Jeb Bush walked into a hostile swarm of conservative activists here Friday but, backed by scores of supporters who often drowned out boos with cheers, stood his ground on immigration and Common Core while touting his time as governor.

      Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush fielded questions from moderator Sean Hannity.
    7. Rubio gets warm CPAC reception and plays up border-first approach to immigration


      OXON Hill, Md. -- Sen. Marco Rubio took another step in erasing the damage of his role in immigration reform, receiving a warm reception at the annual CPAC gathering here while effectively saying the comprehensive approach he once championed was a mistake.

    8. Jeb Bush wasn't popular at his last CPAC, but was he right about the GOP?


      Two years ago, Jeb Bush took the stage at CPAC, where he’ll return this afternoon, and outlined an inclusive vision for the GOP, one that stood for something, not just against everything President Obama does.

      Jeb Bush's lecture at CPAC two years ago didn’t wow grass-roots conservatives at the Gaylord National hotel outside Washington, but his message seems especially relevant today with the 2016 presidential race looming.
    9. Florida reporters shut out of Club for Growth gathering featuring Bush, Rubio and other presidential hopefuls


      Some of the top Republican presidential hopefuls, including Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio, will speak at Club for Growth gathering in Palm Beach starting tomorrow, but you won't read about it on a Florida news site.

      Florida reporters aren't invited.

    10. John McCain on Jeb: 'I know he's his own man'


      The Buzz caught up with Sen. John McCain at the Capitol today and asked about Jeb Bush surrounding himself with former advisers to his brother and his father, the former presidents.